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Fast, long range, stealthy and simple, the Simple OmniScimitar is a wonderful flying wing paper airplane. Developed from the Simple Omniwing, the two share a great deal of commonality, and so anyone experienced with the Simple Omniwing should have no difficulty constructing and flying the Simple OmniScimitar. Because of the commonality, Simple Omniwings can be converted into Simple OmniScimitars.

For those executing such a conversion, proceed to this step.

The simplicity of this design enables easy construction and operation indoors, such as by students and in classrooms. Educators could easily use this versatile paper airplane to demonstrate:
  • Glide ratio
  • Hangtime versus other aircraft
  • Weight and balance
  • Flight dynamics
TAA USAF Designation: F258-2
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Required:
1 Piece of 8.5 inch by 11 inch Paper
Tape
Pencil
Scissors
Ruler

Step 2: Width And Corner Folding

Picture of Width And Corner Folding
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Start making your Simple OmniScimitar by folding it in half along its width. Then on one of the halves, fold the corner down to the center fold. Then repeat on the other side. Once the creases have been established, unfold each. Then fold the paper folds into themselves as shown. Then fold again. Once this is finished, unfold the paper.

Step 3: Airfoil Folding And Counterweight Preparation

Begin folding your Simple OmniScimitar's airfoils by folding the nose of the airplane back to the meeting points of the back of the corner folds. Fold the blunt tip of the crease of this fold into the center on each side as shown. Proceed to fold the paper in half along the center at this point. While folded, measure 2 inches from the trailing edge along the center crease and make a mark. Then measure 2 inches from the center crease along the trailing edge and make a mark. Then connect the marks with a diagonal line. Cut along this line and separate the triangle piece from the rest of the paper. Do not discard this triangle.